With the grey days of winter squarely behind us and summertime on the horizon, Maria Kohutik fashion director at Dolce Vita magazine, shares her favorites among the season´s top trends. While Kohutik admits that shopping in Prague can be a frustration, even for those who work in the industry, on-line shopping is on the rise throughout Europe, with sites like Net-a-Porter and Asos, which offers free standard delivery worldwide, stocking a multitude of labels.
No matter where you get your fashion fix, these are the must-have pieces of summer.
(And while we wish you a long, languorous one, filled with beach-going and gelato-slurping, we give you this reason to look forward to fall: Rumor has it Marc Jacobs is coming to Pařížská Street.)
“Platform wedges are still very cool. Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Fendi do it best,” says Kohutik. Prospekta Moda carries Fendi and Jimmy Choo. Too spendy for you? Try Bella Bruta Shoes for your perfect summer slip-on. Their popular Melissa label makes everything from towering wedges to jelly shoes and darling ballet flats.
Pictured: H&M Wedge Sandal, 899 CZK
“Crazy prints are a must for summer.” Among Kohutik´s favorites, Stella McCartney´s citrus-splashed separates and dresses from “Mary Katrantzou inspired by images from vintage editions of Architectural Digest.” Shop Stella McCartney at newly opened Obsession, a sleek two-floor luxury boutique carrying Viktor & Rolf, Oscar de la Renta, Jil Sander, and Nina Ricci.
Pictured: Top Shop Blue Parrot Print Tie Back Suntop, 980 CZK
An envelope clutch
“An oversize envelope clutch has got big potential for this season. A great example is Celine´s which looks just big enough for an iPad.” Celine accessories are available at Simple Concept Store, alongside Diptyque candles and other trendy tcotchkes. For a fashionable facsimile Zara´s got a variety of cool clutches.
Pictured: Zara Fashion Clutch, 2,999 CZK
Blocks of color
“Bold colors and color blocking will be big this season; look to the latest Prada and Gucci collections.” Tend to shy away from shocking shades? Start out simply by pairing a two-tone top with black pants or accessorizing a yellow dress with a red hair blossom. For ultimate impact stick to solid colors that are complementary, like cobalt blue and orange.
Pictured: Max Mara Eleanor Dress, 17,000 CZK
Oversized “statement” accessories
“Big statement pieces like Prada banana earrings or Miu Miu neon heels are amazing¬–everyone needs a little neon this summer.” Super-sized necklaces, bracelets, and rings of Cabochon-style stones—ripe for the picking here in Prague—and long fringe earrings ala Cleopatra also win style points all summer long.
Pictured: Mango Bracelet Rey C, 1,199 CZK
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